Friday, 28 August 2015

Bak Kut Teh

This is a popular dish here. My earliest memory of it was when grandpa would take my sister and I with him for breakfast. He would order the pork rib soup (cooked with a variety of Chinese herbs, garlic and peppercorns) and the eu char kueh (Chinese crullers).

In addition to that, I ordered a bowl of rice, mui chai (preserved vegetables) and tau kee (soya bean strips). We shared this as it is too much for one person.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

TF #1

It looks a little different from the photo in the book The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito. This is the first pattern in the book on page 3. This could be because my thread gaps were a little longer than in the book. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 700 English Rose Medium and Col. 675 Fern Green Medium.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


These two plants made a great combination : in terms of colours and leaf shape. It is a hedge by the car park lot at one of our makan haunts. That's where we would sometimes have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Where we buy our durians, do laundry and visit Sheng Shiong supermarket for groceries. Wanton noodles, fish soup and fried oyster at this place are quite good. 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

TF #26

A nice diamond shaped pattern from Teiko Fujito on page 27 in The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 165 Grape Splash and Col. 688 Seagreen Dark. I like it!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Houses on Emerald Hill

A quiet Saturday morning.  It was peaceful at this residential area just off Orchard Road. Conserved Straits Chinese styled houses lined with frangipani trees. 

Friday, 21 August 2015


At a recent fair, there was a lady selling handmade jewellery and henna tattoos. She was tending the stall all by herself and I was amazed at how she multi-tasked.  She could carry a conversation with one customer, sold earrings to another while she designed this on my hand.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

TF #38

The pattern is one from The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito on page 37. I used Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 152 Christmas Green Mix and Col. 670 Victorian Red. I did not enjoy tatting this but it looks pretty decent. A Christmas coaster in the works? Thank you for your comments in the earlier post.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Year-Old Fur Babies

Two cats from the shelter that Ruz adopted. The American Curl was very sick when she brought her home but after a year, she has thrived under her care. The Bengal has such silky soft fur. He is very playful.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

TF #31

This pattern is from the book Tatted Fashion by Teiko Fujito. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 threads in Col. 700 English Rose Medium and Col. 697 Fudge Dark. A perfect size for a coaster. Someone mentioned to me recently that it is too pretty to put a mug or glass on it. Do you think so?

Monday, 17 August 2015

Kolo Mee

I do not remember having this when we stayed in Kuching, Sarawak but these days, this is quite a popular dish in Singapore. Dry noodles with minced meat and black soya sauce char siu (bbq pork) topped with a lettuce leaf, fried shallots and spring onions. This was breakfast on a Sunday morning.